Aggie's Kitchen

A childhood favorite of mine (with a twist) - Whole Wheat Pasta with Ricotta, Zucchini and Walnuts. Recipe via aggieskitchen.com #FisherUnshelled

This Whole Wheat Pasta with Ricotta, Zucchini and Walnuts was made in partnership with Fisher Nuts in honor of my mom for Mother’s Day. This dish is a twist on a classic recipe my mom made me all the time growing up!

One dinner I always remember eating when I was younger was pasta with ricotta. It may seem a little different to you, but to me it was basically my family’s Italian version of your everyday blue box mac and cheese. Total comfort food in my book.

My mom has always been the Queen of pulling together fast dinners with whatever is on hand. I like to think I inherited this quality from her – dinner on the fly is something that I can pull of when I need to, it’s something I take pride in being good at (thanks Mom!). It seems that ricotta was one ingredient my mom always had in the fridge because we ate it constantly growing up, stirred into pasta like this for dinner or just scooped into a bowl with a little sugar sprinkled on top as a snack (or in cannolis for dessert!). In fact, I was inspired by my childhood consumption of ricotta when I created this recipe for Honey Almond Ricotta Spread just last year.

Are you following me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest? If you’d like to subscribe to Aggie’s Kitchen and have each post delivered straight to your e-mail box, then please add your email here. Happy cooking!

There are affiliate links in this post. I make small earnings through any purchases made through these links. Thank you for supporting Aggie’s Kitchen!

Turkey and Black Bean Burritos

My family always asks for burritos for dinner! So easy to make, you can even make ahead for quick dinner on busy nights. These Turkey and Black Bean Burritos are delicious! Recipe via aggieskitchen.com

This Turkey and Black Bean Burritos recipe was created for Bush’s Beans. My kids were introduced to Chipotle burritos within the last year and they are completely hooked – my son in particular. It’s fun to see them order...

Tuna and Orzo Salad with Parmesan and Basil

Orzo Salads are my favorite! This Tuna and Orzo Salad is packed with fresh spinach, tomatoes, Parmesan and basil - SO GOOD! Recipe from Andie Mitchell's Eating in the Middle: A Mostly Wholesome Cookbook, via aggieskitchen.com

Before I talk about today’s recipe, I first want to thank every single one of you who took the time to fill out my recent Reader Survey. I read through every response and appreciate all of your comments and...

Greek Salad & Hummus Pita Pizza

Greek Salad Pita Pizza recipe 1

What’s great about having a food blog is you basically have a food diary that documents what you’ve eaten over the years and if you’re lucky, a little story behind it. For example, I stumbled across this recipe for...

2016 Reader Survey

Reader Survey for AggiesKitchen.com

Hello friends! Something a little different today… In June, my blog will turn 8 years old. I can’t even believe it was that long ago that I started sharing recipes online – my kids were just ages 3 and...

Maple Vinaigrette

Love this Maple Vinaigrette over kale salads with sliced apples and cranberries.

Vinaigrettes are my absolute favorite way to dress a salad. I believe my love of vinaigrettes come from my parents and grandparents because growing up, there were no bottles of ranch or blue cheese on our dinner table, there...

Broccoli Cheese Frittata Muffins with Quinoa

Broccoli Cheese Frittata Muffins - this recipe is so versatile, my family loves having them ready in the fridge for quick snacks or breakfasts!

Another day another frittata muffin. These little baked egg muffins have become a little obsession of mine the last few months, especially since my kids like them (not to mention, they are a good protein packed healthy alternative to...

March Reading: Books I Read This Month

March Reading: Books I Read This Month on aggieskitchen.com

It’s been an interesting month of reading. I’ve been slow at it, most of my books have felt a bit “heavy” lately. I finished up Little Mercies on audio from last month, I liked it, but paired up with...

Tropical Overnight Oats

Tropical Overnight Oats Recipe: a combination of muesli, pineapple, golden raisins, coconut and almonds...this is the kind of breakfast you can't wait to wake up to!

These Tropical Overnight Oats were created in partnership with Bob’s Red Mill. For the most part, I’m a savory egg and toast kind of breakfast girl. When the weather warms up though, I go through phases of cold and...

Last Minute Appetizer Ideas For Easter Sunday

Last minute appetizer and snack recipe ideas for upcoming spring and summer entertaining!

In need of last minute appetizer ideas for Easter? Well you are in the right place… For some reason, when I’m hosting any holiday meal, appetizers (finger foods, snacks, munchies…whatever you want to call them) seem to fall way...

Caprese Rice Salad

This Caprese Rice Salad recipe is bursting with fresh flavors! Great side dish for grilled meats or double the recipe to take to a barbecue or picnic.

(This post is part of the #ThinkRice campaign that I am participating in as a member of the Healthy Aperture network, sponsored by USA Rice.) Happy Spring!! I don’t know about you, but Spring is most definitely my favorite...